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Old 07-18-2016, 02:42 PM   #21
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The cost of living in FL is very different thank CA. You need to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 to live on the water with a dock around here.

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Old 07-18-2016, 03:15 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by HeadedToTexas View Post
We've always had a stable home base, but in retirement we want to wander for a year or so at a time. Not sure what the goal is, if there is one, but perhaps it's to decide where to set up the next stable base.
The goal is to wander a year or so, then set the next goal. It may by then be to wander another year or so. It may be a town you stopped at in wandering seems like the perfect place to call home. It may be that you have no more desire to boat, want to go RV. Nothing wrong for now though in just waiting.

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Old 07-18-2016, 04:26 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BandB View Post
I'd also say not to overlook the coast of NC. (or perhaps SC or GA). Some very reasonable property there and it's great cruising grounds. You can go north to the Chesapeake or even New England and come south to Florida and the Bahamas. It gets colder over the winter but there are a lot of very good days during the winter. I think year round boating is very possible there.

I agree. These are great areas, however the summer humidity is a bit much for me.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:05 PM   #24
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Emerald Point Condo in Punta Gorda, Florida. Boat dock behind your unit. $200,000. Close to restaurants, shops and box stores. Cruise out of Charlotte Harbor. Click image for larger version

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